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post #87901 of 113032
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post

At the goodwills in my town, there is a notice written on the door saying that employees are forbidden to purchase from the store.

Years ago when I worked at the Salvation Army we used to have to tell that to customers. Once you walked through the backroom door, it was a free for all. I acquired a lot of records, stereo equipment (two Pioneer RT-909 reel to reel decks, turntables, receivers, etc) and did a lot of learning/experimenting when it came to high-end clothing. I can't say I feel bad at all about shopping from the back room; it was the only real perk to that job besides the great people I worked and the fact that I lived like 3 miles away so I could bike there if I really wanted to. Upper management sucked, pay sucked, dress code sucked (long black pants and a white or red shirt), heat in the store worked 40% of the time and no a/c at all in the summer.

This was a long time ago, though. I'm sure things have changed drastically.
post #87902 of 113032
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post


Years ago when I worked at the Salvation Army we used to have to tell that to customers. Once you walked through the backroom door, it was a free for all. I acquired a lot of records, stereo equipment (two Pioneer RT-909 reel to reel decks, turntables, receivers, etc) and did a lot of learning/experimenting when it came to high-end clothing. I can't say I feel bad at all about shopping from the back room; it was the only real perk to that job besides the great people I worked and the fact that I lived like 3 miles away so I could bike there if I really wanted to. Upper management sucked, pay sucked, dress code sucked (long black pants and a white or red shirt), heat in the store worked 40% of the time and no a/c at all in the summer.

This was a long time ago, though. I'm sure things have changed drastically.

what was your best kop in the back room? Sounds more competitive than outside

post #87903 of 113032

Thank goodness days like today only happen every now and then. Went to 5 stores, came home with one 25 cent pocket square. Lol. I had a few things in my hand at some of the stores, but was not overly motivated to buy them.

post #87904 of 113032
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

Years ago when I worked at the Salvation Army we used to have to tell that to customers. Once you walked through the backroom door, it was a free for all. I acquired a lot of records, stereo equipment (two Pioneer RT-909 reel to reel decks, turntables, receivers, etc) and did a lot of learning/experimenting when it came to high-end clothing. I can't say I feel bad at all about shopping from the back room; it was the only real perk to that job besides the great people I worked and the fact that I lived like 3 miles away so I could bike there if I really wanted to. Upper management sucked, pay sucked, dress code sucked (long black pants and a white or red shirt), heat in the store worked 40% of the time and no a/c at all in the summer.

This was a long time ago, though. I'm sure things have changed drastically.
The Goodwill around my way has the same "no purchase" policy. But I am sure they can always call someone over to buy it for them. The young lady that I was speaking of works for one of the "for profit" thrift shops in the area. I caught her checking eBay for listings so I knew she was shopping with purpose.
post #87905 of 113032
Not thrift, but discount brag...

...I'm a FSC whore, so I was really pumped to snag this in my size at a consignment shop for 18% of retail!
http://shop.freemanssportingclub.com/products/drifter-jacket

post #87906 of 113032
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Originally Posted by Lirum View Post

At the goodwills in my town, there is a notice written on the door saying that employees are forbidden to purchase from the store.

See, I just assumed he meant he saw an employee of store A flipping through the racks in store B. Which seems perfectly legit to me.
post #87907 of 113032
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post #87908 of 113032
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Thank goodness days like today only happen every now and then. Went to 5 stores, came home with one 25 cent pocket square. Lol. I had a few things in my hand at some of the stores, but was not overly motivated to buy them.

I like to call this the "pissed off put back." You feel like you're finding nothing and are too pissed off to stand in line 2 minutes for just some meh stuff. Did it today myself.

post #87909 of 113032
Done with finals!!!! Tomorrow I go on the hunt for my Secret Santa gift. I'm still confident it will get there well before Christmas.
Thrift fit, shout out to Nataku for this awesome Schneiders of Salzburg parka. It's been cold as fuck here the last few days and this jacket has kept me toasty warm. biggrin.gif

AppleMark
post #87910 of 113032
Is Lanvin by Canali (I think) the "Good Lanvin"?



post #87911 of 113032
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Done with finals!!!! Tomorrow I go on the hunt for my Secret Santa gift. I'm still confident it will get there well before Christmas.
Thrift fit, shout out to Nataku for this awesome Schneiders of Salzburg parka. It's been cold as fuck here the last few days and this jacket has kept me toasty warm. biggrin.gif

AppleMark

Ninja fit
Straight up anime
Looks dope!
post #87912 of 113032
Something that old cant really be considered "the good", even though its well made.

To be frank, the only real "good" Lanvin pieces - speaking to flip, I mean - are the ones that look like they belong in SWD instead of CM.

And, because Im tired and cranky, Ill rant for a sec - while label hunting is worthwhile obviously, some of you need to start looking more at quality and construction and shopping with taste. Finding a 3x2" label on an ugly garment that says Rubinacci is one thing - but finding no label on a 100% cashmere, hand applied collar, tailored full canvas sport coat could be even better than that.

Its much harder to thrift this way, because its not the math of learning encyclopedic knowledge of what a label looks like. Just saying. Ive found some stellar pieces that are made by nobodies, that sell for more than the "good" Lanvin. And almost certainly, Id wear something that fits and looks nice and is anon - as opposed to wearing a 20 year old "good" Canali.

(note, Im not by any means knocking the post above me - just something to open some narrow eyes a bit and teach you what I have learned)
post #87913 of 113032
Can anyone ID this tag?

Generic crap?

3p668h68.jpg


Edit: and great post Spoo. I think this is a jacket you left behind for me.
post #87914 of 113032
It's about time I catch up on some important shoutouts...

First, in response to the consigner argument, now that everyone has called their tits:

Major shoutout to Spoo. He took two giant boxes--over 100 pounds of my backlog--and has slowly been turning it into mucho deniro. This has helped me immensely.

And

Nataku
For supplying me with the absolute PERFECT Gokey duffle for my father's Christmas gift.

This really is an amazing community, and I'm thankful to be a part of it.
post #87915 of 113032
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

Can anyone ID this tag?

Generic crap?

3p668h68.jpg


Edit: and great post Spoo. I think this is a jacket you left behind for me.

Solid navy hard 3 button no vent? nice fabric but boxy cut? Yeah.
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